The International Facility Management Association, Nigeria Chapter and Applied Engineering Technology Institute have partnered to build strategic capacity and sustainable facility management through the mentorship development program.
Both organizations said the collaboration would help Nigeria to witness a major turnaround in facility management that could improve the country’s infrastructure maintenance culture.
IFMA Nigeria and the AETI recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to deepen capacity building, sustainability initiative and mentorship development for the practitioners in the built environment.
IFMA said it would remain committed to continuous learning and development through collaboration with other professional bodies and reputable organizations in order to ensure the entrenchment of best global practices in the practice of facility management in the country.
The two organisations pledged to synergize and bring their diverse experiences to change the narrative in the country’s facility management industry.
The acting President of IFMA Nigeria Chapter, Mr ’Segun Adebayo, said it had become imperative to improve a lot of the facility management industry through collaboration.
He said both organizations would work together to achieve great outcomes, leveraging on combined expertise to develop the capacity and also expose all the players, practitioners and relevant stakeholders to tailor-made and function-specific training.
The chairman of AETI, Mr. Francis Kudayah, said IFMA Nigeria with its global reputation and achievement of over 15 years would help to entrench best practice in the industry.